Welcome to the MSU Police Department
We serve as the Police Department for Michigan State University, with sworn police officers certified by the State of Michigan. We handle all police and criminal matters on all MSU property. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life on campus, by building relationships, strengthening stewardship, and working collaboratively within our diverse community to reduce crime, enforce laws, preserve peace, and provide for a safe environment…
Committed to being a world-class department and an innovative leader among University police departments by hiring and promoting talented officers and professional staff, employing the highest standards of performance, implementing best practices in policing, encouraging accountability, and reflecting the values of a global University. The Michigan State University Police Department has an international reputation for its proactive-based philosophy of policing that strives to strengthen relationships and engage community partners in developing strategies to reduce crime.
The Michigan State University Police Department strives to adhere to the highest ethical standards and reflect the diversity of its community members.
Know the Law
The Office for International Students and Scholars wants to ensure the safety of all international students and scholars at MSU and has partnered with us to bring a series of videos that explain various laws. Check out the videos at http://oiss.isp.msu.edu
OISS Know the Law
Behavioral Threat Assessment
The Michigan State University’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Team (BTAT) exists to facilitate a multidisciplinary, coordinated response to reports of students, employees, or other individuals on campus who have engaged in behavior indicating a possible threat of harm to self or other members of the campus community.
Learn more about the BTAT.
See Something, Say Something
If you witness a crime in progress, always call 911. You can also report suspicious activity or tips by texting the word MSUPD, along with a message, to 274637. This is an anonymous text-a-tip service. You can also send a tip through the ‘Submit Tips’ app on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/msupolice.